Sunny Studio Stamps • Summer Release • Silly Sloths

20.06.2019

Hello everyone,

today I'm happy to share a birthday card over on the Sunny Studio Stamps blog featuring the most adorable Silly Sloths Stamps. Aren't they cute?!
First, I created an A2 card base from white cardstock and adhered a piece of the cloudy sky paper from the Summer Splash 6x6 Paper pack. I stamped the sloths and greenery in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut the images out.

Next, I stamped the sentiments in VersaMark Ink onto strips of black cardstock and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. Finally, I assembled the card and added two red die-cut hearts.


Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope to see you again next week!
Anja

Hello Bluebird • Jungle Littles • Wild About You

14.06.2019

Hi peeps,

today I'm on the Hello Bluebird blog with a card made with the cute lion from the Jungle Littles set which was one of my very first purchases. Still love these stamps!


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Anja

Sunny Studio Stamps • Summer Release • Frilly Frames

13.06.2019

Hello everyone,

today, I'm highlighting the Sunny Studio Stamps Frilly Frames Chevron Dies. I combined this versatile 2-piece die set with the Fabulous Flamingos Stamps.

It's always fun to try new color combos, so I picked some bright and fresh colors for my summer birthday card. I started off with an A2 card base made from white cardstock. I used both dies together and cut the pinked frame with the chevron pattern from blush pink cardstock. Then I used the chevron die and cut it from three other cardstock colors. I repeatedly inlaid the chevrons into the blush pink die-cut.

Next, I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used the coordinating Fabulous Flamingos Dies to cut them out. The sentiment is included in the Party Pups Stamps set and I stamped it in VersaMark Ink on a thin black cardstock strip and white heat embossed it. To finish off my card, I adhered three matching enamel dots.


Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you a lovely day!
Anja

Sunny Studio Stamps • Summer Release • Slice of Summer

06.06.2019

Hi peeps,

I can't wait for summer and a yummy piece of fresh watermelon. Until then I enjoy creating with the Sunny Studio Stamps Slice of Summer set.

First, I made a simple watercolor background using Nuvo Atlantis Burst Shimmer Powder. I combined both dies from the Frilly Frames Stripes Dies set and cut it from white cardstock. I love this diagonal striped design and that you still can see enough of the background underneath.

Next, I stamped the lemon, watermelon and lime using dye inks from several companies (you can find the used ink colors below). To make the watermelon seeds look glossy, I embossed them with clear embossing powder. I used the coordinating dies to cut the fruits out.

I also created a tablecloth using purple gingham paper from the Gingham Pastels 6x6 Paper pack and a white Fancy Frames Square die-cut. For a little dimension, I popped up the fruits with foam tape. Finally, I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Fabulous Flamingos set and adhered some sparkling clear sequins in different sizes.


Dye Inks used
Lemon: Hero Arts Lemon Yellow, MFT Daffodil
Watermelon: Altenew Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, Heart Beat; 
MFT Limelight, Green Room and SU Shaded Spruce
Lime: MFT Limelight, Altenew Parrot

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a sunny day!
Anja

Hello Bluebird • Up, Up and Away

31.05.2019

Hi crafty friends,

today, I'm up on the Hello Bluebird blog sharing a sweet card where I combined stamps from the Fly A Kite set and Greetings Bear set.


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Anja

Sunny Studio Stamps • Summer Release • Surprise Party

30.05.2019

Hi everyone,

today I have a colorful birthday card for you showcasing the Sunny Studio Stamps Surprise Party 6x6 Paper pack. It's full of fun and bold patterns in happy rainbow colors. I combined these papers with the Party Pups Stamps and one of the Build-A-Tag #2 Dies.
I started off with a white A2 card base and die cut the balloon and sprinkles paper with two sizes of stitched rectangles. For the tag, I chose the blue tone-in-tone paper from one of the backsides.

Next, I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. And know what? The party hat die from this set matches the patterned paper so I cut one out for the dog.

I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark Ink directly onto the tag and white heat embossed it. I pulled a gingham ribbon through the tag hole and tied a small bow using white thread. I adhered the tag with foam tape and added Doodlebug Shape Sprinkles.


Thank you so much for stopping by! Have an awesome day!
Anja

Sunny Studio Stamps • Summer Release • Best Fishes

23.05.2019

Hi peeps,

today I'm back with a fun underwater scene featuring the Sunny Studio Stamps Best Fishes set. Aren't these sea creatures just adorable?!

I started with an A2 card base and adhered the orange starfish patterned paper from the Summer Splash 6x6 Paper pack. Next, I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For my water background, I applied aqua, blue and turquoise Alcohol Inks to a piece of Yupo paper. I also sprinkled on some droplets of the blending solution to create random bubbles. I matted the panel on a piece of navy cardstock and adhered it at an angle.

I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark Ink on a black cardstock strip and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I cut the right end into a fishtail banner shape using my scissors.


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Anja

Sunny Studio Stamps • Sweater Vest Dies • Aloha

16.05.2019

Hello again,

today I'm up on the Sunny Studio Stamps blog with a summer project using the Sweater Vest Dies. Of course these dies are perfect for fall and winter or the upcoming Father's Day, but I transformed it into a summer top. Do you know these fun Hawaii shirts with colorful floral prints? I tried to create something similar in stamping a pattern with the beautiful Hawaiian Hibiscus Stamps.

I did a lot of masking and stamping for this floral pattern. First, I cut some masks out of full sticky notes using the coordinating hibiscus flower die. I adhered them to a piece of white cardstock and did some ink blending with Distress Oxide Inks (Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean) over it. It's always amazing when you peel off the masks and the crisp edges are revealed.

Next, I stamped all the layers of the hibiscus flowers (you can find the used ink colors below). I die cut the trimmings from yellow cardstock and gold heat embossed the sentiment.

Altenew Dye Inks used
Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Razzleberry, Warm Sunshine

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a sunny day!
Anja

Sunny Studio Stamps • Summer Release • Hawaiian Hibiscus

09.05.2019

Hi everyone,

spring is in full swing, but today I have a new summer card for you using the beautiful Sunny Studio Stamps Hawaiian Hibiscus Stamps. Do you know how many working hours and effort went into designing these kind of layering stamps? I'm always amazed by the detailed images and it is so much fun to stamp the layers in different colors.

So here is my floral birthday card where I combined the pretty hibiscus flowers with a foiled Botanical Backdrop frame.

I put a piece of Deco Foil Turquoise Transfer Sheet by Therm o Web on cardstock using Ken Oliver's "Stick it" adhesive. Then I ran it through my die cutting machine with the floral frame die.

Next, I stamped the layered flowers and leaves (find ink colors below) and cut them out with the coordinating dies. Originally, I wanted the darkest layer to be a bright pink. First, I tried pigment ink which sits on top of the paper, but it wasn't bright enough. Then I remembered the vibrant pink embossing powder that I had in my stash for years. But as it isn't opaque, it turned out red ;-) I thought it gave a nice contrast to the first three stamped layers though and kept going.

I stamped the birthday sentiment from the Everyday Greetings set in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with turquoise embossing powder. Finally, I adhered the images and also added some matching crystals and enamel dots.


Dye Inks used
Hibiscus flowers: MFT Insulation Pink, Altenew Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Warm Sunshine
Leaves: Altenew Bamboo, Parrot and Olive


Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a nice day!
Anja

DT Stempelgarten Challenge May

05.05.2019

Good morning peeps,

the new theme at the Stempelgarten Challenge is Flowers. I redid a floral card design from about 2 years ago. Most of the times, I struggle with loose and uncontrolled coloring but I remembered how fun it was to do some watercoloring with Distress Oxide Inks over a heat embossed background.


http://stempelgartenchallenge.blogspot.ch/


I white heat embossed the pretty My Favorite Things "Bundles of Blossom Background" on a sheet of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock. First, I pressed the ink pads on my Ranger Non-stick Craft Sheet. Next, I put down a wash of clear water over the heat embossed background. I randomly applied the inks with a wet paint brush.

The Distress Oxide Ink colors I used are Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet. I love how you could add layer by layer. When everything was completely dry, I cut out the panel with one of the MFT "A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2" dies and adhered it to a card base made from MFT "Grapesicle" cardstock.

For my sentiment, I combined a white heat embossed word strip (MFT "From the Heart" stamps) with a negative die-cut (MFT "Happy Greetings" Die-namics) using a purple left-over Alcohol Ink  piece. Both were adhered with foam tape. To embellish my card, I added two matching enamel dots and a half pearl.

You will have time until May 31st, 2019 to join the Stempelgarten Challenge and this is the prize you could win:



A craft package from the Stempelgarten Online Shop with a value of CHF 20.–.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful Sunday!
Anja

Sunny Studio Stamps • Summer Release • Fabulous Flamingos

02.05.2019

Hello everyone,

it's my turn again to share another card using products from the latest Sunny Studio Stamps Summer Release. Today I'm featuring the Fabulous Flamingos Stamps and created this love-themed card.
I started off with a lavender card base and cut out one of the new Summer Splash 6x6 Papers with a stitched rectangle die. I also die cut a circle window. For my romantic background, I blended together the Distress Oxide Inks Wilted Violet and Tattered Rose on a piece of Bristol cardstock. I also splattered on some ink with a paint brush.

Next, I stamped the images in VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I did some watercoloring with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and cut the images out with the coordinating dies.

I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I adhered the images and popped up the flowers with foam squares. To finish my card, I added two tiny sequin hearts.


Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a flamazing day!
Anj

Hello Bluebird • Unicorn Tales • Make a Wish

27.04.2019

Hi crafty friends,

the adorable Unicorn Tales set from the latest Hello Bluebird April Release is one of my favorites so I created another card with one of these cuties.

First, I created a watercolor background using some sparkly Nuvo Shimmer Powders. Next, I heat embossed the unicorn and the clouds from the Maverick set with silver embossing powder. I colored the images with my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

The Make a Wish Words Dies are perfect to take center stage on your card. I die cut the words right into my watercolor panel and then inlaid the stacked sentiment (two layers of white cardstock with one layer of silver glitter cardstock on top). I embellished the card with Rainbow Diamonds by Little Things from Lucy's Cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Anja

Sunny Studio Stamps • Summer Release • Catch A Wave Dies

25.04.2019

Hi peeps,

today I'm back on the Sunny Studio Stamps blog with a new summer project featuring the Catch A Wave Dies.

This time I created a circle card and combined the wave die-cuts with the Magical Mermaid Stamps. First, I die cut the waves from several aqua and blue shades of cardstock and layered them on top of each other. I also die cut a stitched frame from navy cardstock.

Next, I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. The sentiment is from the Miss Moo set and I white heat embossed it. To embellish my card I added two beautiful pearls which matches the mermaid's tail perfectly.


Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Anja

Sunny Studio Stamps • Summer Release • Coastal Cuties

18.04.2019

Hi everyone,

the Sunny Studio Stamps Summer Release went live last Friday and I'm delighted to share my first card using some of the new products. Today I'm showcasing the Coastal Cuties Stamps. The two girls included in this set are having so much fun in the sun!

I created a square card and die cut the yellow sunburst paper from the Spring Sunburst 6x6 paper pack for my cheering background. For the water, I pulled out some Alcohol Inks in aqua and blue tones and die cut the Yupo paper with a circle die. Next, I die cut one of the Fancy Frame Circle Dies from white cardstock and adhered it on top of my Alcohol Ink circle.

I stamped the girls as well as the palm tree (from the new Sending Sunshine set), island image (Island Getaway Stamps) and crab (Oceans of Joy Stamps) in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I covered the girl's floating ring with Glossy Accents for some extra shine.

For the sentiment, I combined the gold heat embossed word "Sending" and the Sunshine Word Die which I die cut from golden glitter cardstock. To finish off my summer card, I adhered three aqua jewels to the water.


Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope to see you again next Thursday!
Anja

Hello Bluebird • April Release

16.04.2019

Hi crafty friends,

today the amazing and magical Hello Bluebird April Release will be available for purchase (7:00pm MST). You will love all these wonderful products, I'm sure!

The DT created wonderful projects during the Preview days and here are the cards I came up with.


Card 1 – Fairy Garden Stamps and Garden Friends Stamps

I'm so in love with the adorable images from the Fairy Garden and Garden Friends sets. They are beyond cute, designed to be combined and just perfect for scene building. I had a blast creating this 5x7" card.

For the background, I did some blending with Distress Oxide Inks (Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch). I sprinkled on some water to lift the color here and there and added shimmery Nuvo "Fairy Wings" Dream Drops which I diluted with water.

I stamped many images from both stamps sets and colored them with Copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Next, I created a grass border by blending together Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks and used one of the Grassy Knoll Dies.

The sentiment was stamped and white heat embossed right in the middle of the card. It was so much fun to arrange and adhere all these cute images.


Card 2 – Maverick Stamps and Sunshine Scene Die

For my second card I paired the sweet images from the Maverick set with the cloud borders from the Sunshine Scene Die which is one of two clever stand-alone scene building dies.

The stamp set comes with a fun airplane and four interchangeable critter pilots. I colored the images with Copics and used the companion dies. In the background, I did some stenciling with a Florilèges sunburst stencil and yellow Dye Inks. I added Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink to the cloud borders using a blending brush.

To frame my scene, I used a die from the Gallery Frame #1 set and cut it from Kraft cardstock. I stamped the sentiment into the cloud using blue ink for a change. I popped up the images with foam tape and finished my card by adding some wood veneer stars.


Card 3 – Unicorn Tales Stamps, Sparkles Script Stamps, After The Rain Scene Die and Magical Sparkle Words Die

Unicorns seem to be still very popular and this new Unicorn Tales set is just the cutest! The After The Rain Scene Die takes all the guesswork out of designing a magical scene.

First, I die cut all the pieces from several colors of cardstocks (frame and rainbow), patterned paper (sky background) and Bristol cardstock (cloud borders). I love how easily this scene came together!

Next, I stamped the images, colored them with Copics and used the companion dies to cut them out. I die cut the word "Sparkle" (Magical Sparkle Words Die) from glitter cardstock and combined it with a gold heat embossed Sparkle Script sentiment. To finish off my card, I embellished it with sparkling clear sequins.


Card 4 – Fly a Kite Stamps

For my final card I created a lovely summer scene with the adorable critters from the Fly a Kite set. I especially love the racoon and little mouse!

I did some soft ink blending with Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks. I also added random ink splatters with a paint brush. The images were colored with Copics and cut out with the coordinating dies.

I kept the design pretty simple and white heat embossed the sentiment at the bottom of the card. Finally, I adhered two tiny white heart die-cuts.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you got inspired and happy shopping ;-)
Anja

Hello Bluebird • Spring Gatherings • Happy Easter

08.04.2019

Hi peeps,

today I'm sharing this Easter card over on the Hello Bluebird blog. I combined the Spring Gatherings stamps, flowers and leaves from the Vertical Banner Die set and the Country Gingham Background.


Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful week!
Anja

Sunny Studio Stamps • CardMaps April Sketch

07.04.2019

Hi everyone,

this week Sunny Studio Stamps is also partnering up with Becky Fleck over at PageMaps which is a great free sketch resource for scrapbookers and cardmakers. Each of us was provided with one of the April 2019 CardMaps sketches.

This is what I came up with:

And here is the sketch I followed:


I loved playing with the Chubby Bunny Stamps again – they are soo cute! The tulip and the heart are included in the Spring Greetings set. I stamped all images in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I created four little scenes for each bunny by die cutting the smallest of the Fancy Frames Square Dies from cardstock in spring colors. Behind the frames I put matching ink blended backgrounds which I made with Distress Oxide Inks. The patterned papers I used are from the Gingham Pastels 6x6 and the Spring Sunburst 6x6 paper packs.

It was so much fun to use a sketch for the card layout – I haven't done this in ages! So thanks for having us, Becky!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a relaxed Sunday!
Anja

DT Stempelgarten Challenge April

05.04.2019

Good morning everyone,

only two more weeks and it's Easter and this it what's all about this month at the Stempelgarten Challenge.


http://stempelgartenchallenge.blogspot.ch/


I combined two Pure Innocence stamp sets by My Favorite Things for my Easter card. The girl, egg and sentiment are from the "Somebunny Sweet" set and the bunny, chick and butterfly are included in the "Spring Friends" set.

All images were stamped in Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink and colored with Copics. For my little spring scene, I sponged some pink clouds using the MFT "Cloud Stencil" and "Worn Lipstick" Distress Oxide Ink. I die cut a grass border from patterned paper with the MFT "Grassy Edges" Die-namics. I framed the scene by combining the stitched scalloped die from the MFT "Blueprints 27" set and one of the "A2 Rectangle STAX Set 2" dies. I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with Ranger "Liquid Platinum" embossing powder. I finished off my card by adding some matching sequins.

You will have time until April 30th, 2019 to join the Stempelgarten Challenge and this is the prize you could win:


A craft package from the Stempelgarten Online Shop with a value of CHF 20.–.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great Friday!
Anja

Sunny Studio Stamps • Therm O Web Product Swap

04.04.2019

Hello everyone,

today I have the honor to be part of this week's product swap with Therm O Web.

For the first time I tried Foiling with Deco Foil Transfer Sheets. I love the shine that it adds to the project, but it's not easy to capture in the photo.

I used three widths of double-sided adhesive tape and adhered them at an angle on a panel of white cardstock leaving a gap inbetween each strip. Next, I cut a piece of "Rose Gold" foil to be slightly larger and put it on top of the exposed adhesive with the silver coated side facing down. I carefully rubbed my fingers over the strips to transfer the foil. So no heat or a laminator required. It's like magic when you peel off the foil.

To create an elegant card, I inked up the Everything's Rosy Stamps again. I think the Teal (find the ink colors below) goes great with the Rose Gold. Instead of stamping the last layer with the darkest shade of ink, I applied foil using a bit of liquid glue. I used the coordinating Everything's Rosy Dies to cut out the rose and leaves. I love to use the Therm O Web "Purple Tape" to hold my dies in place while die cutting. It's removable, doesn't leave any adhesive residue behind and peels off easily without tearing the paper.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Since there is no matching die, I fussy cut the word with scissors.


Altenew Dye Inks used
Rose: Dew Drop, Aqualicious, Teal Cave, Galactic Stream
Leaves: Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen

Please have a look at all the gorgeous projects my team mates created with the Therm O Web projects this week.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Anja

Sunny Studio Stamps • Spring Release • Frilly Frames

28.03.2019

Hi everyone,

today on the Sunny Studio Stamps blog I'm sharing a card using the Frilly Frames Lattice Dies. I adore the Love Monkey Stamps and had to make another card with one of these cuties.

For my ink blended background, I created a stencil by die cutting the lattice background from copy paper. I temporarily adhered it over a panel of Bristol cardstock and used a blending brush for a soft look. The Distress Oxide Ink colors I chose are Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass. Next, I cut the background with the stitched scallop die to give it a decorative border.

I stamped the monkey holding the heart balloons in VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I colored the image with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and cut it out with the coordinating die.

To create my custom sentiment, I combined the 'hello' from the Foxy Christmas Stamps set with the other two words from the Love Monkey Stamps set. I stamped it in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. Since the little monkey looks like he is flying, I die cut two small clouds which are included in the Comic Strip Everyday Dies set.


Finally, I popped up the monkey and clouds with foam tape and adhered some matching embellishments.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy your day!
Anja

Hello Bluebird • Bee Happy • Happy Bee-Day

26.03.2019

Hi sweeties,

it's getting warmer outside and I'm looking forward to spring, the fresh greenery and blooms everywhere and lots of sunshine. So I created this card with one of my favorite Hello Bluebird stamp sets called Bee Happy.

Could this little fellow be any cuter?! I also stamped the strawberries and colored both images with Copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the background, I did some stenciling with the Altenew "Watercolor Stripes Stencil" and "Spun Sugar" Distress Oxide Ink. I also added some white paint splatters.

I white heat embossed the typed sentiment on a strip of dark grey cardstock and adhered everything with foam tape. Finally, I embellished my card with self-made shiny drops.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you're having a happy day!
Anja

Sunny Studio Stamps • Spring Release • Puppy Dog Kisses

21.03.2019

Hi peeps,

it's my turn again to share a new card over on the Sunny Studio Stamps blog. Today I have an interactive card for you with a little surprise on the inside. I rarely create these kind of cards but the Sliding Window Die makes it soo easy!


First, I created an A2 card base from aqua cardstock. I die cut a stitched rectangle from the violet grid patterned paper (Gingham Pastels 6x6 Paper) which is slightly smaller. Next, I used the sliding window die to create the interactive part. It's a flap with three folds that can be popped up – but the card can be mailed flat into an envelope. Make sure to only put adhesive to the outside frame when adhering it to your card.

I kept the design of my card front pretty simple and decorated it with a white heat embossed birthday sentiment (Everyday Greetings Stamps), a cake (Make A Wish Stamps) and three die cut hearts (Basic Mini Shape Dies).

When you fold the flap up, the inside will be revealed. And here is my fun surprise – the two cute dogs from the Puppy Dog Kisses set are ready to celebrate and they brought a pile of gifts, too.

The gifts are from two other stamp sets (Alpaca Holiday Stamps and Foxy Christmas Stamps). I stamped all images in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. In the background, I blended together two Distress Oxide Inks (Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass) on a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock.

I loved creating this interactive card – it looks really sweet on display :-)

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Anja

Hello Bluebird • Silly Birds • Hello! What's Up?

17.03.2019

Good evening peeps,

I made a little inspiration card for Hello Bluebird with the Silly Birds Stamp set. They always crack me up!

I picked two of the birdies, the tree branches as well as the music notes and stamped them in VersaFine Onyx Black Ink on Bristol cardstock. I heat embossed them with clear embossing powder which makes it easier to watercolor the images and stay inside the stamped lines. I colored them with my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and used the companion dies to cut them out.

For the background, I chose a blue watercolor stripe patterned paper from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio "More Than Words" paper pad. I die cut it with the largest of the Avery Elle "Postage Stamp Dies". To pop up the outside frame, I also die cut it twice from cardstock and stagged the three layers together.

Next, I stamped the sentiments in VersaMark Ink on black cardstock and heat embossed them in white. I used two of the speech bubbles that are included in the Photo Stack Die set and cut them out. Finally, I assembled my card and added some matching enamel dots.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Anja

Sunny Studio Stamps • Spring Release • Everything's Rosy

14.03.2019

Hi everyone,

today I have a floral Birthday card for you showcasing the pretty Sunny Studio Stamps Everything's Rosy set. It's just magical how the images come to life by stamping each of the individual layers.

For the background, I tried something different and created a cardstock chevron pattern using the Fishtail Banners Dies and Fishtail Banners II Dies. I just love the pierced detail at the edges.

I stamped the roses and leaves with Altenew Dye Inks (find the ink colors below) and the help of a stamp positioning tool. I used the coordinating Everything's Rosy Dies to cut them out. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Puppy Dog Kisses set in VersaMark Ink onto a strip of black cardstock and white heat embossed it.


Altenew Dye Inks used
Roses: Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, Heart Beat, Vineyard Berry, Grapevine
Leaves: Bamboo, Parrot, Olive

To finish off my card, I adhered some sequins and tiny dots of Ranger Platinum Stickles.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope to see you again next time!
Anja

Hello Bluebird • Easter Egg Hunt • Hello Spring

11.03.2019

Hi everyone,

I'm up on the Hello Bluebird blog sharing this spring-themed card in pastel colors. I used the Easter Egg Hunt Stamps, Hello Friend Words Die and one of the Spring Banner Script sentiments.


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Anja

Hello Bluebird • Portrait Pals • Hello Friend

08.03.2019

Good evening everyone,

I had to make another card with the adorable Hello Bluebird Portrait Pals set. This time I picked the little elephant and combined him with the Photo Stack Die and Tropical Foliage Die.

I started with an ink smooshed background – Distress Oxide Inks are just perfect for this fun technique because you can easily add layers. The colors I used are Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint and Old Paper. Next, I die cut the leaves and colored them with Altenew Watercolors. And since I want to practice my watercoloring more, I chose ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens for the elephant.

I used the coordinating dies to cut out the elephant and his feet. I positioned him inside the smaller photo frame which was backed with a piece of cardstock. I popped up the frame with foam tape and tucked in the leaves from both sides.

Finally, I created my custom sentiment using the Hello Friend Words Die and two small text stamps from the Typed Everyday Stamp set which I white heat embossed onto strips of black cardstock. To finish off the card, I adhered some matching enamel dots from my stash.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Anja
 
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